1. Recline – silver, copper, brass, and marble; 11 x 8 1/2 x 4 in.
2. Three Medallions
As an artist, I want to capture the energy that I feel when I listen to music. I am drawn to songs that express an emotion, or create a connection with the human body. My sculptures usually begin with a simple line drawing that I sometimes combine with solid or open spaces. Because I am responding to stimulation, my figures become exaggerated and abstract.
Once I have the shape and form, I am totally in the moment, working in my studio surrounded by all my materials and tools. I start hammering, sawing, shaping, sanding and soldering the different metals together for hours into the middle of the night but still trying to stay true to the spirit of the line drawing.
For me, it is important for the emotions to be transmitted and expressed, in the metal. My focus is the connection of two people as one unit, love, happiness, friendships and souls who are intertwined with my daily life experiences yet still embodied in the human form.
© Carmen Perez-Stoppert